RAYMOND — The Willmar Rails earned a memorable 3-2 Corn Belt League victory over the Raymond Rockets on Sunday.
“I couldn’t tell you off-hand how many years it’s been since we’ve beaten them,” said Rails manager Dustin Overcash, who took over three years ago. “They’ve beaten us numerous times and it usually hasn’t been a good game.”
Willmar’s Jayden Dierenfeld and Jack Baumgart combined on a five-hitter to beat the Rockets, who got strong pitching performances from starter Alex Lotthammer and reliever Tanner Bauman.
Baumgart slugged a two-run homer in the third inning, his first of the season, to give Willmar a 3-0 lead.
Raymond answered with single runs in the fourth and seventh innings.
Baumgart allowed two hits and a walk over the final three innings for the save.
Zak Madsen also had two hits for the Rails.
For Raymond, lead-off-hitter Mike Jeseritz went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Willmar (3-4 Corn Belt, 5-6 overall) plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart.
Raymond (5-2 Corn Belt) plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Granite Falls against the Kilowatts.
Willmar 3, Raymond 2
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Raymond 000 100 100-2 5 1
Hitting - Willmar: Adam Herman 1-4 rbi, Zak Madsen 1-4 r, Jack Baumgart 2-5 r rbi-2 hr, Gunnar Banks 1-5 r, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-2, Ashton Gregory 1-3 … Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 2-5 r, Caleb Ditmarson 1-4, John Sawatzky 1-5, Isaac Call 1-2, Asaiah Smith 0-2 r.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Dierenfield (W) 6-3-2-0-5-4, Baumgart (Sv) 3-2-0-0-1-1 … Raymond: Alex Lotthammer (L) 5-5-3-3-5-8, Tanner Bauman
Norway Lake-Sunburg 0
The host Chuckers clubbed 17 hits as Josh Kingery and Brandon Wedel combined on a no-hitter to bounce Norway Lake-Sunburg in seven innings.
Kingery went the first four innings, striking out four and walking one. Wedel went the final three innings, striking out four and walking five.
Kingery went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI for Atwater. Cam Melin was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Atwater.
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Atwater 243 220 x-13 17 2
Hitting - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Justin Johnson 0-1 bb hbp, Regan Carlson 0-2 bb, Aaron Zimmer 0-2 bb, Ryan Torkelson 0-2 bb, Brandon Rasmusson 0-2 bb, James Cortez 0-0 bb… Atwater: David Kingery 1-5 r-3, Josh Kingery 3-5 2b rbi-4 r, Josh Cunningham 2-3 rbi r-2, Jordan Olson 2-3 2b r, Jack Peterson 1-4 rbi-2, Cam Melin 3-4 rbi r-2, Ethan Schultz 1-2 bb r, Noah Cunningham 1-2 r-2, Eli Albrecht 2-4 rbi-3, Brandon Wedel 0-0 bb r, Zach Bagley 1-1 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Rasmusson (L) 5-17-13-10-3-2, Johnson 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Atwater: J. Kingery (W) 4-0-0-0-1-4, Wedel 3-0-0-0-5-4
Spring Hill 0
Payton VanBecker tossed a four-hitter, striking out eight and walking two over nine innings, to lead Elrosa to the Stearns County League North Division win at Spring Hill.
Jame Kuefler homered and Jackson Peter and Luke VanBeck each had two hits for the Saints.
Austin Schoenberg was 2-for-4 for the Chargers.
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Hitting - Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 1-4 hr rbi r, Jackson Peter 2-4, James Kuefler 1-3 hr bb rbi r-2, Luke VanBeck 2-4, Brandon Roelike 1-3, Austin Imdieke 0-4 rbi, Abraham Peter 0-0 r, Ethan Vogt 0-0 bb, Derek Wiener 1-1 rbi … Spring Hill: Eric Terres 0-3 bb, Nathan Terres 1-3 bb, Austin Schoenberg 2-4, Jamie Terres 1-4
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Elrosa: Payton VanBeck (W) 9-4-0-0-2-8 … Spring Hill: Anthony Revermann (L) 7-6-2-2-0-4, Reagan Nelson 2-2-2-2-2-1
Lake Henry 4,
Host Lake Henry won the Stearns County League South Division game despite giving up three solo home runs to Roscoe.
The victory improves Lake Henry’s record to 1-5 in league games. Roscoe is 0-6.
Lake Henry is host to Elrosa at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Roscoe plays at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Martin.
No further information was available.
Maple Plain 9
Litchfield 8 (F/10)
The Maple Plain Diamond Devils scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie it, then needed two in the 10th to beat visiting Litchfield in a North Star League game.
Litchfield led 7-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth.
The Blues got a run in the top of the 10th to go up 8-7.
Andrew Loch was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and Jake Jones was 3-for-5 with a double for Litchfield.
For Maple Plain, Logan Kinsel was 3-for-6 with three runs scored.
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Hitting - Litchfield: Andrew Loch 4-5 hbp rbi r-4 sb-2, Dylan Koll 2-5 rbi-2 sb, Jake Jones 3-5 2b bb rbi, Brady Smith 1-5 2b rbi-2, Gabe Lecher 0-4 hbp, Matt Spreiter 2-4 sb, Joey Hyde 0-4 bb r, Avery Liestman 2-5 r-3 sb … Maple Plain: Kevin Kvern 0-5 rbi-2, Max Marshall 1-4 bb hbp sb, KC Johnson 1-4 2b bb hbp, Colton Peters 2-6 2b r-2, Calvin Rippberger 2-6 2b r-2, Kyle Bode 2-5 bb rbi r, Logan Kinsel 3-6 rbi r-3, Jake Hartmann 2b hbp rbi-2 r, Tommy Traen 2-5 hbp rbi-2 sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Joey Hyde 6-5-2-1-2-4, Liestman 2.2-5-3-3-1-1, Koll (L) 1-6-4-4-0-1 … Maple Plain: Marshall 6-9-6-5-2-6, Lance Reynolds (W) 4-5-2-2-0-0
Lyon’s Pub 6,
Bird Island 4
Jeff Calbots went 3-for-5 with a run to lead Lyon’s Pub, a Class A team from Minneapolis, over the Class C Bird Island Bulldogs in Bird Island.
No. 9 hitter Reed Stadther was 3-for-5 with two runs scored for Bird Island. Tyler Hebrink and Colten Minkel each added two hits for the Bullfrogs.
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Bird Island 120 100 000-4 11 4
Hitting - Lyon’s Pub: James Pfarr 1-6, Tim Mettert 1-3 r, Rob Schildgen 2-4 r-3, Jeff Clabots 3-5 r, Dan Casaza 1-3 rbi sac, Nate Jackson 2-4 rbi, Billy Meister 1-3 rbi-2, Sam McNusky 0-5 r … Bird Island: Trent Athmann 1-1 r, Aiden Elfering 1-3 2b, Tyler Hebrink 2-3 rbi-3, Trevor Nissen 1-3, Shawn Dollerschell 0-2 rbi, Logan Swann 1-5, Colten Minkel 2-4, Jack Peppel 0-4 r, Reed Stadther 3-5 r-2.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lyon’s Pub: David Van Ort (W) 4-6-4-4-5-2, Pfarr 5-5-0-0-4-4 … Bird Island: Woelfel 4.1-4-4-2-8-1, Eric Gass (L) 1.2-3-1-0-0, Dylan Gass 3-4-1-1-1-1.
Bird Island 10,
Willmar 0 (8)
Shawn Dollerschell homered and Aiden Elfering and Logan Swan each had two hits to lead the Bullfrogs to the Corn Belt League victory over the Willmar Rails on Saturday at Bird Island.
Jordan Steffer was 2-for-3 for Willmar.
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Hitting - Willmar: Jayden Dierenfeld 1-3, Adam Herman 1-2, Jordan Steffer 2-3, Zak Madsen 0-3 hbp … Bird Island: James Woelfel 1-2 2b, Aiden Elfering 2-3 rbi-2, Tyler Hebrink 2-4 r 2b, Trevor Nissen 0-2 r, Trent Athmann 1-3 r-3 hbp sb, Jack Peppel 0-4 r rbi, Shawn Dollerschell 2-2 r-2 rbi-2 hr sb, Tim Peppel 1-1 r, Logan Swann 2-5 r rbi-3 3b, Reed Stadther 0-2 hbp.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Steffer (L) 6-6-6-5-8-3, Elijah Aker 1-3-2-2-1-1, Herman 0.2-2-2-0-0-1 … Bird Island: Logan Nissen 4-1-0-0-1-8, Brad Gass (W) 2-2-0-0-1-1, Athmann 1.1-1-0-0-1-2, Dylan Gass 0.2-0-0-0-0-1.
Norway Lake-Sunburg 0
Adam Nibaur tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out five and walking no one, to lead New London-Spicer to the County Line League victory Saturday at Norway Lake-Sunburg.
Dalton Rambow and Jake Rambow each had three hits for the Twins.
Weston Gjerde and Levi Sweere had base hits for Norway Lake.
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Norway Lake-Sunburg 000 000 000-0 2 0
Hitting - New London-Spicer: Josh Soine 0-4 r sb, Derek Dolezal 2-5 rbi, Adam Schrader 2-5 r 2b, Dalton Rambow 3-5, Scott Rambow 1-4 rbi sf, Jake Rambow 3-4 r-2, John Perkins 1-2 r-2 sb, Ben Kulset 1-2 rbi sac, Ethan Haugen 1-4 rbi-3 sb … Norway Lake-Sunburg: Weston Gjerde 1-4, Levi Sweere 1-2.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Adam Nibaur (W) 9-2-0-0-0-5 … Norway Lake-Sunburg: Regan Carlson (L) 4-7-4-4-2-1, Ryan Torkelson 5-7-2-2-2-0
Mike Jeseritz, Tyler Steen and John Broman all had two hits to lead Raymond to the home non-league victory over Clinton on Saturday.
For the Cards, Sam Adelman and Zak Adelman each doubled and Lukas Adelman homered.
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Hitting - Clinton: Sam Adelman 1-3 r 2b, Zak Adelman 1-3 r 2b, Keane Turner 2-4 rbi-2, Lukas Adelman 2-5 r rbi hr, Jarrod Schweback 1-4 r, Kevin Casper 0-2 r … Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 2-3 r-2 rbi-2 2b sb, Justin Koenen 1-3 r-2 rbi sb-3, Eric Hulterstrum 0-2 r, Tyler Steen 2-4 rbi-3 2b, Tanner Bauman 0-1 r sb, John Broman 2-4 rbi sb, Wylie Lottman 1-4, Brett Swanson 1-2 hbp sb-2, Isaac Call 0-2 r-2 sb.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Clinton: Turner (L) 5-8-6-6-3-2, L. Adelman 3-1-2-1-1-3 … Raymond: Swanson 3.1-4-2-2-4-3, Broman (W) 3.1-1-1-1-3-3, Steen 1-0-0-0-1-2, Koenen 1.1-2-2-0-2-3
Sacred Heart 2
Brett Swanson went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI and Tyler Steen was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Raymond’s victory late Friday in Sacred Heart.
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Hitting - Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-5 r rbi, Asaiah Smith 0-1 r, Eric Hulterstrum 1-5 r-3 rbi 2b, Caleb Ditmarson 1-2 rbi-2 3b sac, Isaac Call 0-1 r, Tyler Steen 3-5 r-2 rbi-2 2b-2, John Sawtzky 1-5 rbi, John Broman 0-4 r-2, Brady Kienitz 2-5 rbi sac, Tanner Bauman 1-3 r-2 sb, Brett Swanson 3-4 r rbi-2 2b-3, Esau Nelson 0-0 R … Sacred Heart: Ryan Hebrink 0-2 r, Jeremy Hinderks 1-3, Nate Hebrink 0-3 r, Tyler Froland 1-3 rbi, Mike Kuschel 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Caleb Ditmarson (W) 5-1-2-2-4-7, John Sawatzky 4-2-0-0-3-7 … Sacred Heart: Jack Howard (L) 4-6-7-7-6-0, Ayden Gustafson 2.1-4-2-2-3-1, Hinderks 2.3-3-5-1-1-6
Atwater 9, Starbuck 8
Atwater scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to edge Starbuck late Friday in Atwater.